Search and Rescue vessels are designed and built at Brödr. Hukkelberg. 


Design and Construction


Our standard design is 12 meters in length and utilises our well-proven design of a fully planing deep V hull in marine grade aluminium and superstructure of GRP sandwich construction. The boats are built for maximum safety of the crew and survivors, is self-righting and with all voids in the boat filled with special foam, the vessels are unsinkable.


The superstructure provides comfortable accommodation for crew with extra space for survivors and stores in the forecabin.  




The design of the vessel and strength of construction means that even at full speed, the boat can withstand all normal forces encountered during use even offshore. The low draught means that the boat is particularly effective for close inshore operations. The boat is extremely manouverable, well balanced and with twin waterjets can turn on it's own axis.  


Standard propulsion is twin waterjets and a variety of engine sizes from a number of manufacturers can be installed to suit vessel size and the required performance of the end-user. Typical top speeds are from 30 - 40 knots depending choice of engines.




The very low freeboard of this vessel makes rescuing survivors from the sea very easy. A flybridge is incorporated giving even greater visibility and is placed right next to the rescue zone. Boats built for the Norwegian Sea Rescue Society also incorporate manual fire monitors in the bows.




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